5 High School Football Shootings: 4 states over a few days (Gun Violence)

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#1 Jacksonville, Florida 8/24/3018

The most violent of the incidents came in Jacksonville, Florida, where one person was killed and two others were injured outside Raines High School, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. The shooting occurred near the main gate to the stadium as attendees were leaving the game, according to Jacksonnville ABC affiliate WJXX.

#2 Fairfield, California 8/24/2018

In Fairfield, California, just northeast of San Francisco, a shooting killed one teenager and critically injured another just after 5 p.m., according to police.

The shooting took place just outside Armijo High School, where a junior varsity football game was being held. The school was placed on lockdown as police searched for two shooters, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

About 500 students and parents were moved to the gymnasium from the football field, but one of the suspects followed the people inside. The suspect was taken into custody in the gym without incident, police said. A second suspect was arrested a couple blocks from the shooting.

According to police, a 16-year-old was killed in the double shooting and an 18-year-old is in critical condition. It's unclear if either was a student at the school.

#3 Rockford, Illinois 8/24/2018

In a third shooting Friday, a football game between Freeport High School and Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois, was called off at about 9:45 p.m. after shots were fired near Auburn's Wyeth Stadium, according to Rockford ABC affiliate WTVO.Police said the shooting happened between two vehicles outside the stadium and had no connection to the game. No one was injured.

#4 Wellington, Florida 

Two people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Florida, on Aug. 17. Students and parents scattered when the gunfire occurred in the fourth quarter, but no one in the stadium was injured.

#5 Montgomery,Alabama 8/23/2018

Montgomery Public Schools leased Alabama State's Hornet Stadium to host the opening season games on Thursday and Friday night. For this reason, ASU's police department is leading the investigation into the shooting.

No one was injured by the gunfire, but many are feeling vulnerable after this traumatic event. Bailey vows to prosecute those who fired the shots to the fullest extent of the law. “I guarantee you and your viewers we are going to hold them responsible”, Bailey affirmed.  

The incident happened in the fourth quarter of the Carver-Jefferson Davis game. Carver was up 19-3 when the decision was made to call the game. 

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